Hi! I'm Miyuki, a Japanese woman from Osaka, Japan. This blog is mainly about the introduction of places, events, and various stuff in southern part of Osaka City, Osaka, Kansai, and Japan

by berry-raspberry

Fushimi Inari Shirne in Kyoto

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Fushimi Inari Shrine was started in 711, and it is said that it was started by one of Hata Family members, Hata Irogu. Hata family is one of Torai-jin families. Torai-jin means the people who migrated from the direction of Eurasia in 4th, 5th, 6th and 7th centuries.
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Unfortunately, the main shrine is under the construction until September 30. There is going to be a big ceremony for 1300th anniversary in October.
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This shrine has lots of lots of Torii.
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Torii means the gates like these. It is said the color of red prevents from evil.
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People and companies have kept dedicating torii to show appreciation, so the number of torii has been increasing.
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There are a lot more on these mountains.
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It takes about 2 hours if you want to go around the whole Fushimi Inari Shrine.


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Why don't you buy a miniature torii at a souvenir shop?

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by berry-raspberry | 2011-09-11 01:34 | Kyoto | Comments(0)